SmartPark, Smart Parking‘s solution that is helping communities to reduce congestion, cut vehicle emission totals, lower costs-to-enforce and improve the experience of drivers who are looking to park in city centres, has been chosen as one of 2014‘s leading sustainability innovations by a leading Scandinavian think-tank.
The Danish based research organisation Sustainia reviewed more than 900 technologies and projects around the world. It has identified and documented 100 outstanding cases to highlight where and how sustainable innovation is being developed and deployed.
The study, Sustainia 100, showcases how innovations across a broad range of markets are delivering measurable environmental, social and economic benefits. The report emphasises that the chosen technologies are both sustainable and commercially successful; the solutions featured in the Sustainia 100 are already deployed in 142 countries.
Sustainia Director Laura Storm said that sustainable innovation was transforming markets and industries. “Things are happening at an incredible pace, and the solutions we‘ve chosen in the Sustainia 100 should provide inspiration to companies, cities and consumers worldwide.”
Paul Gillespie, Smart Parking‘s Group Chief Executive Officer said that the company was delighted to have SmartPark chosen as a Sustainia 100 solution. “SmartPark is being deployed and trialled in iconic city locations around the world, including Westminster, Sydney, Madrid, Camden, Edinburgh and Prague. It is becoming the blueprint for how every large city will be managing parking in the future, so we're really excited that it has been chosen by Sustainia to be a world-leading innovation.”
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Sustainia brings together an international alliance of partners – companies, NGOs, foundations and thought leaders - to work together across sectors to accelerate the sustainable transformation of industries and lifestyles.
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger serves as Honorary Chair of Sustainia. Partners include: UN Global Compact, the EU Commission, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s initiative Regions20, the International Federation for Housing & Planning, and world-leading companies and organizations: UN Global Compact, WWF, Regions20, Monday Morning Global Institute, IFHP, Novo Nordisk, Storebrand, DNV GL, Realdania and Brunata.